I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Friday, September 2, 2011


1 cup boiling water
1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free lime gelatin
1 cup peeled cucumber, shredded and well drained
1 cup very thinly sliced celery
3 tbsp thinly sliced green onion
1/2 tsp salt, optional
celery leaves for garnish
sliced radish for garnish

Into a medium bowl, pour the boiling water over the gelatin mix. Stir mixture until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Chill until slightly thickened (not set!). Stir in the cucumber, celery, green onion and salt, if using. Pour the mixture into a 4 cup mold or into small individual molds that have been very lightly oiled. Chill until firm. Unmold onto serving plate and garnish with celery leaves around the edge and sliced radishes for color.